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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 6, June 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date June 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript peace offensive after World War II: American Peace Appeal, American Peace Crusade, American People's Congress and Exposition for Peace, -American Students Repudiate Aggression in Korea, American Youth Peace Crusade, East Harlem Women for Peace, Young People's General Assembly for Peace, Committee for Peaceful Alternatives, Maryland Committee for Peace, Minute Women for Peace, Irving Peace Theater, National Assembly Against UMT, Mid-Century Conference for Peace, National Delegates Assembly for Peace, National Committee to Win the Peace, New York Peace Institute, Peace Information Center, Veterans for Peace, World Peace Congress, etc. New names are constantly cropping up. 2. The names of prominent citizens who have been duped into the organization who are usually inactive and unaware of what is going on, will be cited as proof of the organization's respectability. 3. Individuals who expose the character of Communist fronts will be threatened with libel suits, smears, physical assault, blackmail, and ouster from official positions. Legal advice is always valuable as a safeguard. 4. The organization will claim a membership which cannot be accurately verified. 5. Communist fronts, when identified as such, will immediately and vigorously deny the charge. 6. A favorite device is to arrange for the defense of the particular front by a non-Communist publication. For example, when the Southern Conference for Human Welfare was exposed as a front by the House Committee on Un- American Activities, it was defended in the Harvard Laic Review by Walter Gellhorn, of Columbia Law School. 7. Ofttimes, after a Communist front has been successfully launched by a provisional committee, a new committee will be substituted to conceal the origin of the organization. 8. A favorite Communist gambit is the claim that since an individual belonged to a given front organization prior to its citation as such by the Attorney General, the individual should not be held responsible. This asks us to ignore the fact that a front organization is by definition subversive and, except in the very few cases where organizations originally formed by non-Communist forces were taken over by the Communists thereafter, all front organizations were subversive from their inception. The important date is not when the organization was cited, for its subversive character does not date from the day of its listing by the Attorney General. 9. Recently there has developed a tendency to decry references to defunct organizations. This is unrealistic because the fact of membership in an organization which was subversive loses none of its evidentiary value when the organization goes out of existence. No information about a live and active conspirator should be considered as dead or irrelevant. (It should be pointed out in this connection that in the early 1940s Alger Hiss was listed in congressional files as a member of the national committee of the defunct International Juridical Association. There were no other front associations for this man at the time. This Communist link was ignored bv tlie State Department and Alger Hiss was left to conduct his nefarious activities until 1948 when Whittaker Chambers appeared on the witness stand.) Within thi-. Labob Movement The CPUSA is the only path which coordinates its activity in the political field with its activity in the trade Page 54 Marcel Scherer, who has been described as "one of the oldest and most trusted members of the Communist Party," and identified in sworn testimony as a former student at the Lenin School in Moscow, wos indicted by the House Un- American Activities Committee in 1950 for contempt of Congress in refusing to answer questions. WIDE wo,,,.,' PHOT' iiuliv i lor th M which indlisl M Unity chellii was tl Test Before March ; radio o pommu Burse i; 'he offic P42, w Bote r, V, lililnis illtllist nist 1' tn \ s the I., giving among Sp.inis some cells ,, (lelive, their i 0 ° o Ad Comni and tli Comnn Marc '"Mllcss Nio a, J* and H" adi unions. In other words, while political parties place tin'' reliance upon voting strength, the CPUSA seeks supp<" in the field of industry through the trade unions. Evel base established by the Communists in our unions is ' fact a Soviet bridgehead within our own economy. A stH organized by a small Communist minority in a vital indu! try can have a more far-reaching effect than a vote of tp majority of the population. In his book. Toward Som America, William Z. Foster has frankly set down some' the principles which guide tlie CPUSA in this process' penetration of American labor. 1. "Its principle is to make every shop a fortress I communism" (p. 254). This aim must be kept in mind' sharp contrast with that of the average American tra^ unionist whose primary desire is better wages and wo*' ing conditions. 2. "It concentrates its work upon the heavy industt* '"id ,, l(l and those of a war character" (ibid.). In its magazij* jwchitee The Communist, for February, 1934, the CPUSA, quot" a decision of the Executive Committee of the CoiumuO International, outlines what such concentration entail''1 Communists must ° ° ° concentrate their forces in each country, at the vital parts of the icnr machine ol imperialist 000 Communist Parties st by all means in their p,,wi'r ensure the practical organization of mass action (increasing the work among railwav nicn, seamen and harbor workers. preventing the shipping of arms and troops, hindering the execution of orders for belligerent countries ° " ° ) ° ° During the period of the Stalin-Hitler Pact, the OA munists carried out these mandates by fomenting str' , through unions under their control in North Aim''11'. Aviation of California; the Allis-Chalmers of Wisci"1' engaged in important manufacturing equipment for . Navy and in various arms and ammunition plants in ^ noetic ut. During the Korean war, the International cl1"" nl Mine, Mill ancl Smelter Workers, also Communist '', trolled, conducted a strike which tied up the major 1 of the copper industry. 3. Joseph Zack Kornfeder (known in the ConiM1"' Partv as Joseph Zack), former national trade-union tary of the CPUSA, has testified before the House mittee on Un-American Activities on September 30, * as follows: Mn. W'un i i;v. Docs the Communist Party use its conflfl tions with the trade unions ol the various industries for tn purpose ot carrying on espionage activities? ° ° ° Mu. Z\, k. The Soviet Government will utilize its \m''r can organization tor whatever purpose thev find convent* iii I'm is Forum News, June, 0*. Clashes encoui by OCCOU! Repufc "Chici Picket Rep s-riicagc . urge 'inounci Qs one °ut M °ges ■*.C orris ( S I ,
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